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Good news for Jackets fans that bought Carter jerseys

Mar 8, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

Columbus Blue Jackets Press Conference Introducing New Players Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski Getty Images

The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t want those No. 7 Jeff Carter jerseys going to waste.

Tonight, with the L.A. Kings in town, they’re making the fans a special offer – bring your Carter jersey and get the name bar changed to [Jack] Johnson for free.*

Via CNBC’s Darren Rovell:

It actually works out perfectly because Carter was traded to the Kings for Jack Johnson, who came to wear No. 7 for the Blue Jackets.

Fans are invited to bring their Carter No. 7 jerseys into the team store through the end of the first period at tonight’s game and have a choice to get a new J. Johnson nameplate heat pressed on the jersey or to wait for the team to produce sewn name plates and affix them to the jersey.

“It’s a reward for our fans,” said Karen Davis, director of business communications for the team. “Our fans made an investment in buying the jersey and we’re saying, we want them to have our new player on their back.”

The Blue Jackets are warning fans that quantities are limited, so to the three dudes that bought Carter jerseys, there’s your heads up.

*Offer not valid for Anson Carter No. 77 jerseys.

Related: Johnson on getting traded to Columbus: “People were telling my parents, ‘Oh, I’m sorry’”

  1. greatminnesotasportsmind - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    3 people own Blue Jacket jerseys? Where did you find the other 2 people?

    • hockeyfan1701 - Mar 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM

      Yes smarta** people in Columbus actually do like their team and buy jerseys.

      • east96st - Mar 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

        As long as you specify the team, and not management or ownership, damn straight.

  2. ruddigervancity - Mar 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Brough I should’ve known you would anticipate my Anson Carter joke. Although, the truly thrifty Anson Carter fan would’ve converted it to a Jeff Carter jersey earlier in the season, therefore making them eligible for the exchange.

  3. 8man - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    I think the Jackets have an awesome sweater. Very patriotic and reflects the cool Ohio flag nicely. It’s the only one that is actually a pennant. Be proud!

    • east96st - Mar 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

      8man – As a season ticket holder, you’re the only one I’ve run across that feels that way outside of the most rabid Jackets fans (you know, the nut jobs that think the team still can turn it around and make a run at the playoffs and that Howson and Priest are doing an amazing job). The jersey is kinda like Columbus. You don’t love it, you don’t hate it, and it’s pretty damn easy to forget what it looks like after a month. It is, however, much better than the third jersey which is a blatant rip off of the Panthers third jersey. That jersey is just stolen property from Florida as far as I’m concerned. Panthers should sue for copyright infringement.

      • 8man - Mar 8, 2012 at 8:20 PM

        That is smokin’ cool. I love the canon. I’d wear it. It’s the Florida one that needs work. But hey, they are all in the same league. Whatever sells sweaters, right?

  4. east96st - Mar 8, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    “That is smokin’ cool. I love the canon. I’d wear it. It’s the Florida one that needs work. But hey, they are all in the same league. Whatever sells sweaters, right?”

    Mike Priest? Is that you? I’m watching you 8man. You’re sounding suspiciously like CBJ management. If you dare claim Howson is a great GM and/or McConnell is a great owner, I’m demanding that Jason trace your ISP address right back to Nationwide Arena!

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